February, 2011

BN Style Picks: Best Dressed – January/February 2011 – Vote NOW

BN Style Picks: Best Dressed – January/February 2011 – Vote NOW

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Hiya,
We are trying out new features for BN Style in 2011. In addition to Style Spotlight, Pick Your Fave, Collection to Closet and My Style… (which will be making a comeback soon), we are exploring other new

NFL Star/Philanthropist Amobi Okoye reveals his inspiration and plans in the new Special Edition Issue of Golden Icons Magazine

NFL Star/Philanthropist Amobi Okoye reveals his inspiration and plans in the new Special Edition Issue of Golden Icons Magazine

Monday, February 28th, 2011

A limited special edition issue of Golden Icons Magazine featuring NFL Star, Amobi Okoye, powered by Invictus91 has been published. This exclusive issue will only be available via The Amobi Okoye Foundation… special events across the United States, and

New Music: Retta – Would You Be Mine

New Music: Retta – Would You Be Mine

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Retta is positioning herself as Nigeria’s alternative soul-pop starlet, her debut single “Kolo For You” is climbing the radio and video charts and now she has released her follow-up single – “Would You Be Mine…“.
Check on it.

Maryam Tukur & Sherif Shagaya Wed: A Spectacular Wedding Story in Photos

Maryam Tukur & Sherif Shagaya Wed: A Spectacular Wedding Story in Photos

Monday, February 28th, 2011

There is just something about a Nigerian wedding that can never be recreated anywhere else on earth.
The beautiful celebration of our rich culture and the couple’s love; in addition to the support from family and friends, this creates an…

Meet the Young Woman Passionately Spreading the Word on Climate Change in Nigeria – Environmental Sustainability Advocate, Esther Agbarakwe

Meet the Young Woman Passionately Spreading the Word on Climate Change in Nigeria – Environmental Sustainability Advocate, Esther Agbarakwe

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Born on the 21st of April 1984, Esther Kelechi Agbarakwe has been to over twelve countries across the globe talking about climate change and actively discussing policy issues around a theme that is probably one the most vital concerns of …

BN Prose: My Life Through Her Eyes by Arit Okpo

BN Prose: My Life Through Her Eyes by Arit Okpo

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Stella
Stella walked through the market as briskly as she could, her eyes blind to all but her eventual destination. Her hand subconsciously brushed her dress. It was a long shapeless shift that had seen better days, and now, the

BN Exclusive: Award-winning Broadway Sensation FELA! makes historic arrival in Lagos – April 20th to 25th 2011

BN Exclusive: Award-winning Broadway Sensation FELA! makes historic arrival in Lagos – April 20th to 25th 2011

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The hit Broadway musical about the life and music of Nigerian performer and political activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is scheduled to be performed in Lagos, Nigeria making it the first Broadway show to be performed in Sub-Saharan Africa.
FELA!…, the

“Effortlessly elegant clothes for the Woman on the go” – Kareema Mak presents debut capsule collection – She Is Woman

“Effortlessly elegant clothes for the Woman on the go” – Kareema Mak presents debut capsule collection – She Is Woman

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Often times when new designers arrive on the scene, many tend to veer into “costume” territory in a bid to make a strong style statement.
That is why we at BN Style appreciate the effort when a designer creates clothing…

“Viva Riva!” & “Sinking Sands” lead the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominees List as Omoni Oboli, Osita Iheme, Majid Michel & Genevieve Nnaji grab acting nods

“Viva Riva!” & “Sinking Sands” lead the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominees List as Omoni Oboli, Osita Iheme, Majid Michel & Genevieve Nnaji grab acting nods

Monday, February 28th, 2011

On Friday 25th February at Ole Sereni in Nairobi, the nominees for the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were announced.

New Video: Maye Hunta – Owo Faaji

New Video: Maye Hunta – Owo Faaji

Monday, February 28th, 2011

He is best known for his song “Ekaette” but Maye Hunta… is determined to outdo his first hit song.
In 2010, he was selected to sing the official theme song for the Big Brother Africa All Stars reality show.
In

New Video: Kefee – No Be Sapele Water

New Video: Kefee – No Be Sapele Water

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Kefee has promised to deliver great music and videos in 2011, a few weeks ago, she released “Eguono” featuring Skales and now we get to see the video for “No Be Sapele Water“.
Video directed by Wudi Awa …

BN Exclusive: Mercy Johnson’s New Promo Photos & Scoop from her Liberia Trip

BN Exclusive: Mercy Johnson’s New Promo Photos & Scoop from her Liberia Trip

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson… spent the Valentine’s Day weekend in Liberia. Mercy caused a major frenzy when she arrived at the Roberts International Airport in Monrovia. The star who travelled with members of her team including her manager and publicists

BN Style Presents Emerging Fashion Talent Week – Day 5 – MEENA – “Silver Shadow” Spring/Summer 2011

BN Style Presents Emerging Fashion Talent Week – Day 5 – MEENA – “Silver Shadow” Spring/Summer 2011

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Day 5 of our BN Emerging Fashion Talent Week, it is the final day of our fashion week and we have selected upcoming fashion label, MEENA by Uju Offiah.

BN Exclusive: Photos from the Empire Leicester Square Premiere of “Mirror Boy”

BN Exclusive: Photos from the Empire Leicester Square Premiere of “Mirror Boy”

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Mirror Boy“, the Nigerian movie written, produced and directed by Obi Emelonye premiered at the Empire Leicester Square Cinema in London on Thursday 24th February 2011.
Stars and industry heavyweights including Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme, Victoria Inyama, Fatima …

BN Hot Topic: North Africa Political Uprising: Lessons for Nigeria?

BN Hot Topic: North Africa Political Uprising: Lessons for Nigeria?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

This year, Africa has taken centre stage on every news platform for all the right reasons.
Denied the opportunity for ‘real’ democracy and basic human right opportunities, our North African brothers in Tunisa, Egypt and Libya have taken matters into…

BN Bytes: Genevieve Nnaji rocks Zed-Eye & Jewel by Lisa at the London Premiere of “Mirror Boy”

BN Bytes: Genevieve Nnaji rocks Zed-Eye & Jewel by Lisa at the London Premiere of “Mirror Boy”

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Nigeria “shut down” Leicester Square last night for the premiere of “Mirror Boy”, the new movie by Obi Emelonye. Nigerian star Genevieve Nnaji stars in the movie alongside Osita Iheme… of “Aki & Paw Paw” fame.
Genevieve represented for

New Music: K-Soul – Just U and Me

New Music: K-Soul – Just U and Me

Friday, February 25th, 2011

On the 14th of February 2011, K-Soul released his new album titled “From K-Soul With Luv…“, the Marine Engineering & Agronomy graduate of the University of Ibadan promises that the new album will “capture the hearts of music

Grey Goose Vodka hosts “A Toast to Taste” – The Valentine Experience

Grey Goose Vodka hosts “A Toast to Taste” – The Valentine Experience

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Grey Goose, “The World’s Best Tasting Vodka” hosted 15 couples to an amazing Valentine’s experience on the 14th of February 2011, tagged “A Toast to Taste…
The night was filled with romance, cocktails, music, a four course

BN Bytes: Post-Baby Fab – Nollywood Star Oge Okoye reemerges 6 Months After Baby No. 2

BN Bytes: Post-Baby Fab – Nollywood Star Oge Okoye reemerges 6 Months After Baby No. 2

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Nigerian actress Oge Okoye… has been off the scene for a while. Oge gave birth to her second child, a baby girl in the UK in August 2010, after her baby’s birth, she and her husband returned to Holland to

Quintessentially Nigeria launches Exclusive Members Lounge in Lagos

Quintessentially Nigeria launches Exclusive Members Lounge in Lagos

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The Quintessentially brand is expanding its portfolio of luxury services. On the 12th of February 2011, Quintessentially in collaboration with Dom Pérignon officially launched their Exclusive Members Lounge.
According to the Managing Director of Quintessentially, Funke Olufon, “Quintessentially …

BN Style Presents Emerging Fashion Talent Week – Day 4 – SALLY BAWA – Entrée Collection

BN Style Presents Emerging Fashion Talent Week – Day 4 – SALLY BAWA – Entrée Collection

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

For Day 4 of our BN Emerging Fashion Talent Week, we have selected upcoming fashion label, SALLY BAWA.

Asa’s “Bimpe”: A Narrative Lyrical Analysis

Asa’s “Bimpe”: A Narrative Lyrical Analysis

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

My faithful Nokia phone must still be wondering why Asa’s Beautiful Imperfection… album is still on repeat, three weeks after I uploaded them from an Original CD. (Yes o, O-R-I-G-I-N-A-L). Since penultimate Wednesday when I wrote about “Bamidele”, my favourite

Events This Weekend

Events This Weekend

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Monthly Speaker Series: 90 Minutes with Ndidi Nwuneli
Come interact with Mrs Ndidi Nwuneli (MFR) as she shares from her wealth of business and life experiences. She is the co-founder of AACE Foods, a social enterprise which processes fruits and …

Two Sides of the Style Spectrum: Alexander Amosu & Nneka on the cover of the February 2011 issue of Complete Fashion Magazine

Two Sides of the Style Spectrum: Alexander Amosu & Nneka on the cover of the February 2011 issue of Complete Fashion Magazine

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

They represent two opposite sides of the style spectrum.
Luxury sector entrepreneur Alexander Amosu represents all things luxurious – the “million dollar suit”, the blinged out golden phones, the special edition diamond watches….
Musician and activist Nneka… keeps it simple

New Music: Eva – I Done Did It

New Music: Eva – I Done Did It

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

In July 2010, BN Music told you to watch out for Eva.
Now, the young MC has released a brand new single from her GIGO… (pronounced Guy-go), an acronym for “Garbage in – Garbage out” EP. The song is